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The Visiting Priestess

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Velious Release Era (added 2000-2001 March)
A Visiting Priestess
Start Zone: Najena
Quest Giver: A Visiting Priestess
Minimum Level: 30
Classes:  ?
Related Zones: Mistmoore Castle, Neriak Commons, Neriak Third Gate, Solusek's Eye
Related NPCs: Nallar Q`Tentu, Zanotix Ixtaz, a fallen noble, goblin drunkard, King Xorbb

Reward

  • Blued Two-Handed Hammer
    Blued Two-Handed Hammer
    Item 581.png

    MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
    Slot: PRIMARY
    Skill: 2H Blunt Atk Delay: 44
    DMG: 21
    DEX: +3 STA: +3 MANA: +30
    SV FIRE: +10
    Effect: Project Lightning (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 30
    WT: 11.0 Size: LARGE
    Class: ALL except BRD ROG NEC WIZ MAG ENC
    Race: ALL

Walkthrough

The Visiting Priestess spawns near the Ogre Captain.

If evil, you can hail her and she asks, "Are you the champion that Najena sent for?". You have to say "I will champion for Najena" and she will give you her quest. She wishes to put together the The Staff of The Ankexfen. Tell her "I have not heard of the relic" and then "What happened to the Ankexfen" and she will reveal that the staff has been broken into four parts which were given to various goblin tribes. She wants you to collect these pieces and states that you will be rewarded by the Priests of Innoruuk for their return. These pieces are the four Crystal Staves: the
Ice Crystal Staff
Ice Crystal Staff
Item 811.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 5
Effect: Blast of Cold (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 6.5 Size: LARGE
Class: BRD NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

, the
Water Crystal Staff
Water Crystal Staff
Item 811.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 5
Effect: Shallow Breath (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 6.5 Size: LARGE
Class: BRD NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

, the
Slime Crystal Staff
Slime Crystal Staff
Item 811.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 5
Effect: Sicken (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 6.5 Size: LARGE
Class: BRD NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

, and the
Fire Crystal Staff
Fire Crystal Staff
Item 811.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 5
Effect: Shock of Fire (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 6.5 Size: LARGE
Class: BRD NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

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Collecting these and passing them to her will return to you... an unreadable note. As you pass her each piece, she grins evilly and adds it to the staff she is carrying until she wields the Staff of Ankexfen. You get xp and faction for this stage. Once she has all four pieces, a scroll called the Scroll of Flayed Goblin Skin will appear in your inventory. It is written in dark elf, but all it says is "(some illegible writings about Neriak and blue flames)".

Take the scroll to Nallar Q`Tentu in Neriak, 3rd Gate.

When Hailed, he responds with "Lower your voice *playerrace*, these halls contain many tomes.....speak the wrong word loudly enough, and you could be turned into a frog, or worse. Heed my warning"

You say, 'what about the blue flame?'

Nallar Q`Tentu 's face twists into an expression of complete confusion. The librarian says, 'The Ritual? Of the Blue Flame? Yes I know of it. But why wou..never mind. The ritual is fairly simple. The sacrifice is [flayed] and thrown into the fire just before death overcomes it. The flaying brings out an almost euphoric state of hatred and despisal. It's this that feeds the flame. The influence of our Father blues the flame and allows it to melt our adamantium. '

You say, 'what about the flayed?'

Nallar Q`Tentu says 'The flaying is done by our priests and the Denouncer. Flaying itself is used in many other rituals as well. For instance, the skin of a flayed goblin can be used to record a misdeed. The perpetrator records the misdeed upon the skin, an ancient practice which allows the victim to wreak [vengeance] upon the one who wronged them, or their ancestors. The perpetrator shows strength by allowing the victim a chance at vengeance, even though the victim is usually dead. '

You say, 'what vengeance?'

Nallar Q`Tentu says 'Vengeance can only be wrought if the victim is given the goblin skin. Since the victim is usually dead it's not much of a danger. But..it has been known to happen. Ironically, this vengeance is possible through the use of the Blue Flame. This flame can act as a doorway to the nether realm, to [summon] the spirit of a victim. On the skin is recorded the House name of the victim and the reason for the deed. '

You say, 'how to summon?'

Nallar Q`Tentu says 'Only the Denouncer can call forth a vengeful spirit from the flames. But before he can do so, he'll need blood from a member of the victim's House. Once the blood is cast into the flames, the spirit will emerge only for a short time before the negative pull of the other world draws it back. Why do you ask so many questions on this? Do you have one of these skins? '

You say, 'yes'

Nallar Q`Tentu says 'Ahh, well I'll assume if you could read it you wouldn't be asking these questions. Fortunately for you I do have the ability to read these skins and will do so for only one star ruby. These spirits will often reward those who give them their vengeance. With my translation you may find the name of the House. Hand me the skin and a star ruby and we'll see. '

After you hand him the skin and the star ruby.

Nallar Q`Tentu takes the scroll and removes an ornate magnifying glass from a pocket. After some examination and many frowns along with interjections of 'Hmmm,' he hands the scroll back to you and says, 'Unlucky for you indeed. The name of the House has been removed. This can only happen when the House itself is wiped out by another House. All record of that House is destroyed if the attacking house is succesful. You still have a chance though. Many House refugees find homes in other Houses. The Everliving Mayong is known to take in any Teir'Dal rabble, try his castle.'

You gain experience!!

Item Lore: Scroll of Flayed Goblin Skin.


Zanotix Ixtaz can be found in Neriak Commons, standing behind a big flame. Yes, it's blue.

You say, 'Hail, Zanotix Ixtaz'

Zanotix Ixtaz casts an icy glare at you and says 'I, Zanotix Ixtaz, am the greatest weaponsmith in all of Neriak. Have you disturbed me to purchase one of my superior products or have you come to learn the art of crafting [indigo sabres]? '

You say, 'what about the blue flame?'

Zanotix Ixtaz gazes at you for many breaths, studying your eyes before looking back at his forge and saying, 'The Blue Flame. This is what allows us to forge our ancestral armor and weapons of adamantite. That and my unmatched skill that is. Many souls were [ritually] sacrificed to spark the flame that now feeds off the constant flow of hatred and envy of the victims . Some call it the Flame of Vengence.' Zanotix stares into the flames, poking at it absently. '

You say, 'what is the ritual?'

Zanotix Ixtaz says 'The Ritual? Well I was young when it took place. I don't really remember. I've had so much on my mind lately, what with all these new taxes. For instance, I need to come up with an extra 75 pieces of platinum just to cover the forge tax. I don't know what I'm going to do.....*cough*. '

Give him 75 pp

Zanotix Ixtaz quickly pockets the coins and says, 'Go see the Librarian, Nallar. Tell him Denouncer Ixtaz sent you. Do not return here for at least 3 days, now go, Dark Elf.' '
  • No faction hits.

You gain experience!!

You say, 'denouncer ixtaz sent me'

Nallar Q`Tentu stiffens at the mention of the title. His eyes dart back and forth about the room before speaking to you, his voice almost inaudible. He says, 'Why are you here? What do you want of me? I am nothing but a lowly librarian. I've already paid my debt, I have nothing else to give.' '

You say, 'I am here for the ritual'

Nallar Q`Tentu 's face twists into an expression of complete confusion. The librarian says, 'The Ritual? Of the Blue Flame? Yes I know of it. But why wou..never mind. The ritual is fairly simple. The sacrifice is [flayed] and thrown into the fire just before death overcomes it. The flaying brings out an almost euphoric state of hatred and despisal. It's this that feeds the flame. The influence of our Father blues the flame and allows it to melt our adamantium. '

Give Zanotix vial of noble blood found in Mistmoore Castle. on the "A Fallen Noble".

Zanotix Ixtaz accepts the vial and looks you over, eyebrow raised. He says, 'Well, a sacrifice to feed my forge. You have done Neriak a great service, Citizen Seiryu. I shall burn it now.' He then holds the vial up the the flames, the blood seems to glow brightly as he stares into it. Then suddenly, with the shout of an arcane phrase, he throws the vial violently into the flame. The force shatters the vial, spilling the blood about the flames. Almost immediately the flames flare up to the ceiling. When they die down a presence is felt within the flames. '

Cast See Invisible to see the spirit. Then hand it the scroll.

vengeful spirit flares brightly as you place the scroll into the blue flames of the forge. The scroll quickly catches fire and burns out in a flash of white fire. In it's place is left a hammer. As you snatch the hammer from the flames you hear the spirit begin to cackle wildly and fade away. '

You gain experience!!

You get the Blued Two-Handed Hammer. (See linked thread on this item page for more details about the time period of this quest.)

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